Tag Archives: intimacy

Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Is it just me or is this season of uncertainty going on and on? There are so many things that are different. Many places are still not open or are under certain restrictions. People are without jobs or still stuck working at home. Civil unrest continues and politics are dividing people. Little things for me like traveling plans and taking classes are up in the air due to COVID-19. As I was considering these uncertainties and talking with a friend, I said, “maybe we need to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.”

Isn’t that something the Lord might be after in our hearts this season? We clearly cannot control what’s going on in our world right now, but we can control how we steer our heart and mind in this season.  What are you letting steer your heart in this season? Are you being led by chaos of everything around you, thus feeling chaos in the inside? I wouldn’t blame you if you were. This is a hard time, and I know for sure I have let these times get to me and my mental health. Yet, I feel God calling us as a Body to deeper trust and intimacy with Him than ever before. We know that God works all things together for His good (Romans 8:28), and I have to believe that getting closer to Jesus during this time is crucial, more than ever before.

While we are on the cusp of the greatest revival ever we are also facing the greatest suffering and persecution that our nation has ever faced. It’s time for us to wake up and step out of our comfort zones, using our gifts for His kingdom and reigniting the kindle of light in our relationship with God. Only close relationship with Him will carry us through the coming days. You may find yourself in very uncomfortable, unwanted situations, some that don’t seem to have answers. I’m here to tell you that Jesus IS the answer. To whatever trials you are facing, He is the answer. To whatever mental health problems you are facing, He is the answer. I can’t tell you how He is going to work it out; I just know I can tell you He is going to work it out.

My prayer for you today is for the Lord to help you get comfortable with the uncomfortable – may you experience His faithfulness and love and lean into that. Take heart, for He has overcome.

Copyright 2020 Marie Lorah

Focus On What Really Matters

God is calling us to a deeper intimacy and focus on Him than we’ve ever known before. Here is an excerpt from my journal where the Lord spoke to my heart in this area:

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18

“Focus on the things that matter, my child, like staying close to Me. Do not worry what may come your way, for I am bigger than anything that may oppose you. But remember, those attacks are really just building blocks for your future. Anything that isn’t set right on this side of eternity will be set right on the other side. So there’s no need to worry. This is a season to rise up and walk in your authority – to praise, dance, sing, declare, and decree. Remember, focus on what really matters. Yoke yourself to Me. Seek Me first. Lay down your idols, and you will find true intimacy and freedom, which is the true desire of your heart, though sometimes buried and unaware. So let Me feed and nourish your soul today, let the rest go. It can wait.”

May we take time today to lay aside the distractions and focus on Jesus Himself. He is the answer to all our problems, all our fears, all our unknowns. Focus on Him who is certain and secure. Rise up in your identity and authority in Christ and press into Him – only He will satisfy.

Copyright 2020 Marie Lorah

Restore My Passion, Lord

Isn’t it easy to let our passion for God and life dwindle? It sure is for me. Recently, I came across this scripture and it spoke volumes about the inner cry of my heart in this season:

Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me. Psalms 51:12

Yes, I deeply want to have passion and zest for life, being hungry for God and stirred up to do the things He has called me to do. But it has been a hard journey, riddled with setbacks, discouragement, and attacks of the Enemy. It has been a day to day struggle at times to find the hope and passion for life. I’ve needed to remind myself of God’s purpose for me and why He has me here in this season.

It’s important to recognize the season you are in with the Lord, as that helps bring clarity, vision, and guidance to walk through your season. When I recognize He has me in a transition, I am able to remember that these feelings and difficulties won’t last. It is merely a season. And, there is excitement to the new season coming.

In the meantime, I position my heart for transition by staying in His presence, crying out for that passion to be rekindled. Thank goodness He gives us glimmers of hope around the corner to help us hang on.

What areas of your life need restored passion? Is it your marriage? Your job? Your relationship with the Lord? I can say that if you rediscover your purpose and passion in the Lord that the rest of the things will fall into this place.

I encourage you to use this scripture as your prayer and hearts cry to the Lord in the areas of your life where passion needs to be restored.

God, restore my passion for life that I may taste joy in every breakthrough You give me. Let me see what You see and do a work in me that only you can do. I give you all my difficult circumstances and ask You to breathe life over each one. In Jesus name. Amen. 

Copyright 2018 Marie Lorah

Open Space

I see an open space

Where I seek Your face

I see an open space

Where I know my place

I see freedom, hope, and vision

Where You bring me wisdom

I see You calling me to You

To trust in what You do

To let there be open space

So I take time to seek Your face

To sit with the tension

And let go of self-protection

To let myself be led by You

To be cared for, nurtured, and held

To be okay with being

Knowing You are never leaving

You are taking me to an open space

To seek Your face

And discover grace

To hold things loosely

And not be so choosey

To let life happen

To let life unfold

To rest in Your abode

And allow life to grow

In Your process and Your way

Lord, help me stay in Your Presence and let You lead – not my timing, but Yours. Amen.